The term originated from the Sanskrit root word Yuj – “union,” “yoke,” or “to join,” hence Yoga is union, i.e., the union of body, mind, and spirit... union of the individual self with all beings... union with the universe, union with all that it is…
Positions, the physical part of the practice of Yoga activates the entire body, improving all of its internal operation and external appearance while allowing for expansion of the energy of the divine spark that we carry within.
Pranayama: Expansion of bioenergy through breathing, not only to improve oxygenation of our cells, but also as a catalyst for processes that take place between the body and the mind.
Jnâna: Learning, study, conceptual knowledge.
Dhyana: Meditation, a deep connection with our essence, with the ultimate aim of integrating ourselves with all that exists in the universe.
"Yoga is like music... The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind,
and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life."
B. K.S. Iyengar